Most of Taiwan in mountainous, and the range of different landscapes you experience travelling from the sub-tropical coastline, through the forested valleys of the interior to the high peaks lining the island’s watershed is astonishing.
Top of most landscape-lovers’ tick list is the Taroko Gorge – an 18-km-long canyon where vast, marble cliffs sweep from the blue-green waters of the Liwu River. The best way to see it is on foot, hiking along stretches of the old logging road carved out of the gorge by the Japanese.
More fabulous scenery awaits at Alishan, a mountain retreat accessible via a narrow gauge railway that passes through fragrant cedar forest. The views from the summit of Mount Alishan at dawn, when clouds carpet the valleys and ridges below, are sublime.
The third of Taiwan’s great natural attractions is Sun Moon Lake – a serene location whose gorgeous scenery best savoured over a pot of local Oolong tea at a sunny waterside terrace.
If you’re an experienced hiker seeking adventure in the Taiwanese mountains, ask one of our consultants about the ‘Snow Mountain Circuit’ – a memorable 5-day round route stringing together some of the most scenic peaks on the island.
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